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Battleground Anglia: Suffolk Coastal

The Conservatives won the Suffolk Coastal constituency at the 2010 General Election with a majority of more than 9,000 votes. Photo: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk Coastal covers almost the whole of Suffolk's sea frontage, apart from the area around Lowestoft, which is in Waveney. It stretches from Wrentham in the north to Felixstowe in the south.

  • Conservative majority in 2010: 9,128
  • After Ipswich and Waveney, Suffolk Coastal is the third most marginal seat in Suffolk
  • Labour would need a swing of 15% to win in 2015 and the Lib Dems would need a 8% swing
Share of the vote in the Suffolk Coastal constituency at the last General Election. Credit: ITV News Anglia

When Therese Coffey won in Suffolk Coastal in 2010, she as the first women MP in Suffolk. Former Conservative Cabinet Minister John Gummer (now Lord Deben) was the previous MP for Suffolk Coastal.

Suffolk Coastal has been held by the Conservatives since it was created at a seat in 1983.

Candidates in 2015

  • Therese Coffey - Conservative
  • Daryll Pitcher - UKIP
  • James Sandbach - Liberal Democrats
  • Rachel Smith-Lyte - Green
  • Russell Whiting - Labour
75,313
Electorate in 2013
98,927
Population in 2011
1.3
Population density (people per hectare)

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